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Wedding Wednesday: Wedding Gown Tips Pt.2

Welcome to Part 2 of our Wedding Gown Tips! It’s every future bride’s dream to wow her husband-to-be as she walks down the aisle towards him. But not every bride knows exactly what she should be looking for in a gown. In this week’s post, you’ll see some great wedding gowns that are sure to make jaws drop!

To ensure that you not only feel, but look amazing on your big day, you need to keep in mind what body shape you have and choose a dress that flatters your silhouette. Here you’ll see dresses for apple-shaped, hourglass or straight body types that will ensure you look incredible on your big day!

Regardless of body type, each woman has her own style. So if these gowns aren’t quite what you’re looking for, shop around in our LightInTheBox Wedding Collection to see more fantastic options!

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Apple Shaped

If you’re apple-shaped, go for a dress that draws the eye upward toward the bodice or neckline. Be sure to avoid ball gowns or sheath silhouettes! Try these styles:

Asymmetric necklines, deep v-neck, scoop neck, a-line or empire waists

Hourglass

Similar to pear-shaped bodies, you should accentuate the smallest point on your waist. Be sure to show off your curves, but stay away from fabrics that are too clingy or tight! These will look fab on you:

Off-the-shoulder, a-line, mermaid/trumpet, sweetheart necklines or dropped waist (to elongate the torso)

Straight/Rectangle

If you have a straight body type (athletic builds or broad shoulders), you’ll want to choose a dress that will lengthen your torso & disguise your shoulders. These styles will flatter you:

Bateau necklines, spaghetti straps, sheath/column, ball gown, mermaid/trumpet, a-lines, empire waists

Wedding Wednesday: Wedding Gown Tips Pt. 1

We all know how stressful the hunt for the perfect wedding gown can be…but it should also be fun. Trying on dress after dress and not finding “the one” would be frustrating for anyone, so make sure you go into your dress shopping trip knowing what to look for! Over the next few weeks, we will be featuring pointers on how to find the right gown for your body type.

This week we will highlight three very different body types, for ladies with a large bust, small bust or pear shaped bodies. You’ll see gown styles that you should embrace and things you should avoid!

Obviously, the most important feature your wedding gown should have is the ability to make you feel like the most beautiful bride in the world when you walk down the aisle to marry the man of your dreams! And looking great and feeling great usually go hand-in-hand!

If your specific body type isn’t listed here, don’t worry! Check back in the next few weeks for more. And, as always, take a look at our LightInTheBox Weddings & Events section for other options!

Large Bust

If you have a large chest, you should pick a dress that has one or more of the following features:

Scoop neck, full coverage v-neck (not too low-cut!), halter neckline, off-the-shoulder neckline, or a strapless gown with boning in the bodice (for support).

Small Bust

If you’re a bit smaller on top, no worries! Go for one of these styles:

Strapless with ruched bodice (to add volume), halter neckline, bateau neckline, one shoulder dresses or empire silhouette dresses.

Pear Shaped

You’ll want to turn the focus away from your hips and onto the narrowest part of your midsection or more towards your neckline. Avoid sheath silhouettes, trumpet/mermaid gowns and fabric that is too clingy or too flowing. Choose from one of the following:

Strapless dresses, v-neck, scoop neck, spaghetti straps, off-the-shoulder dresses, a-line gowns or ball gowns.

Wedding Wednesday: Sassy Simplicity

A wedding and the reception that follows is a celebration—it should be fun and enjoyable for everyone! But wanting to have the most fun wedding around can sometimes break the bank! Not every bride wants to have an over-the-top wedding that is outside of her budget…and that’s where we come in. This week’s post will highlight some amazing picks that are perfectly sassy and simple (and great prices too!).

Wearing a simple wedding gown does not mean that your gown has to be plain! You can still wear your favorite dress style and you can still have embellishments—in fact, both of these options are perfect for a sassy look! The key here is to make sure that everything is well balanced and not too elaborate. Remember, less is more! The same rules apply to bridesmaids as well. If you’re having them wear a fun, vivid color then keep the dress style more modest. But if they’ll be wearing a neutral color then feel free to pick a funky dress for them!

Each dress featured here has that perfect balance of sassy and simple! Take a look around our LightInTheBox Wedding Collection for more options.

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Short

Kick up the sass level at your simple wedding by wearing a short dress! Adding a belt or crystal detailing can make it unique and the length allows you to show off a killer pair of heels!

Long

Stick with one fabric and minimal embellishments and your simple, floor length gown is a go! Adding ruffles or beading can really take it to the next level.

Bridesmaid

Who said bright dresses couldn’t be simple?? Take a minimal design and sass it up by choosing interesting fabrics or vivid colors!

Wedding Wednesday: Spring Color Inspiration


As we all know, spring is a time of renewal. Flowers are blooming, trees begin to sprout leaves and new life is all around. One of the biggest changes a person can go through is getting married, so why not mimic the changing season in your wedding ensemble! In this week’s post you’ll see some fresh spring colors that will look great on your big day!

With new seasons come new colors, and springtime boasts some of the most beautiful colors of all! So why not find some wedding inspiration from the colors outside your window? One of the hottest wedding color trends right now is mint, red and blush. Brides have been using these colors everywhere—bridesmaids dresses, flower bouquets, shoes, and even desserts!

Take a look at our favorite mint, red and blush bridesmaid dresses that might inspire your own spring wedding! You can find more in our LightInTheBox Weddings & Events section.

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Wedding Wednesday: Celebrity Inspired Dresses


If there’s one thing we can all agree on about the Academy Awards from last weekend, it’s that this year’s red carpet fashions are simply stunning. Hollywood’s A-listers really know how to wow the at-home audience and the red carpet styles we saw were dramatic, striking and dazzling. This week’s post is dedicated to some of our hottest evening gowns that are inspired by celebrity style!

Red carpet gowns are usually daring and always chic, and the looks we saw on the red carpet at the 2012 Oscars didn’t disappoint—they were universally gorgeous! While certain silhouettes, colors or styles might look better on the fit and toned body of a celebrity, there’s no denying that each gown was beautiful and charming in its own way. And we got the special treat of seeing the hottest fashion trends in one place—vivid colors, long trains, plunging necklines and sequins!

Here are some of my absolute favorites from our Celebrity Dresses section, which one made the top of your list?

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Wedding Wednesday: A Pop of Color

One of the fastest growing trends in the bridal community is quite a colorful one! Brides have found themselves bored with the usual white or ivory colored wedding gowns and are seeking more youthful looks for themselves. This week’s post will show off some great choices for the bride who wants to add a pop of color to her life!

If you’re not comfortable with an entire gown in a non-traditional hue, there are several other ways you can add some color to your wedding day ensemble! The next step down would be to rock a dress with colored inserts or embroidery, but you could also opt for a colored sash or embellishments. But even if you choose to wear a simple dress, you can still spice up your outfit with colorful accessories! The possibilities are endless—you could choose funky-hued shoes, a bright handbag or vibrant jewelry. You could even try multicolored fingernails!

Here you’ll find some of my favorite colorful choices, but you can check out our LightInTheBox Weddings & Events collection for more inspiration!

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Wedding Wednesday: Reception Dresses

Every woman knows how important her wedding gown is—most of us have been dreaming about it for years! But not all wedding gowns are built the same, some are easy to move around in and some are not. That’s why the idea of wearing a reception dress is becoming more popular! In this week’s post, you’ll see some elegant dresses that are perfect for dancing at your reception!

It’s becoming more and more common for brides to ditch their big, bulky wedding gowns (after the ceremony and photos, of course!) in favor of an ensemble that is more party appropriate! A quick wardrobe change can really help out a bride who wants to dance the night away and not have to worry about itchy layers or a sagging dress.

A fun way to choose your reception is to go for the opposite of what your ceremony dress was, that way you get the best of both worlds! If you wore a traditional ball gown during the ceremony, try a light and flowy dress for the reception. If you wore a simple sheath wedding gown, why not go for an embellished or short ball gown? Whether you choose a reception dress with straps, a simple design or a forgiving material, just make sure that the dress you choose will help you have a care-free evening!

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Wedding Wednesday: Beautiful Bridesmaids

From the proposal to the bridal showers, and all the way through to the bachelorette party, your bridesmaids have been there every step of the way! These women are your best friends and your closest family members, and they deserve to wear dresses that are both fun and flattering on your big day! In this week’s post, you’ll see some charming dresses that are perfect for your beautiful bridesmaids.

One of the hottest trends in bridal fashion right now is to have mismatched bridesmaid dresses. From mint green to coral pink, you choose the color and let your bridesmaids choose the style! If you’re going for a more casual look tell them to pick something knee-length or shorter and in a soft, flowy material like chiffon. Tea-length or floor-length gowns in satin or with lace accents create a more refined aesthetic.

With a whole rainbow of colors and a variety of styles, we’re certain you will find something you love! Check out our LightInTheBox Weddings & Events Collection for more inspiration.

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Wedding Wednesday: Bridal Trends Report Pt. 3

All good things come to an end, right? Welcome to Part 3 of our Bridal Trends Report for 2012! This is the final installment in this series but fret not, we will still be featuring the hottest bridal looks right here each week! Today we will highlight four great trends that will ensure that you are dressed to impress!

We’ve had a ton of fun searching for this season’s trends in our very own LightInTheBox Wedding Collection and now we’re thrilled to show them off to you! These styles may be unconventional, but we’re certain you’ll find something you like here—from voluminous ball gowns and asymmetrical hemlines to lace capes and, my personal favorite, the color purple!

If these gowns aren’t quite your speed, you should check out Part 1 and Part 2 of this season’s Bridal Trends Report.

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Voluminous Ball Gowns

The traditional ball gown gets a facelift this season! No dramatic changes here, but lots of full, dramatic skirts.

Asymmetrical Hemlines

These peek-a-boo hemlines are ultra-trendy. And they’re the definitely the easiest way to show off amazing wedding shoes!

Sheer Lace Capes

These capes are great for the bride who’s looking for a new way to cover up. Last season was all about long sleeves, but the newest craze is gracefully draped capes and shawls.

The Color Purple

Although it’s not an obvious choice, purple is quickly becoming a modern bride’s go-to color! You can try this color both head-to-toe and as an accent (and in any shade).

Wedding Wednesday: Bridal Trends Report Pt. 2

Welcome to Part 2 of our Bridal Trends Report for 2012! If you are still on the hunt for that perfect wedding gown, look no further—we’ve put all the latest trends in one place just for you! From slim silhouettes to ball gown shapes, show off your curves in this season’s most chic dresses.

Here we will highlight three fabulous trends that each bride should be aware of, embellished illusion necklines, fluffy ruffles and cap sleeves. These styles have certainly been seen before, but 2012 will breathe new life back into them with more elaborate designs.

Each gown has its own unique virtues, so take a look around and decide which style is right for you! Be sure to check out our LightInTheBox Wedding Collection for other elegant options.

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Embellished Illusion Necklines

While lace has been the adornment of choice for sheer necklines for quite some time, crystal and pearl appliqués give these see-through styles a more glamorous look.

Fluffy Ruffles

Flirtatious and flattering, these fun layers are certainly having their moment in the spotlight.

Cap Sleeves

Put a classic twist on even the most flashy, body-hugging gowns with dainty cap sleeves.